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Can my baby give me a yeast infection while breastfeeding?

Can my baby give me a yeast infection while breastfeeding?

Yes: Yes, baby can transmit the yeast from its mouth to your breast tissue. In addition, the act of breastfeeding predisposes to yeast infections as tissue that is covered (bra), dark, warm and moist will often yield an infection. Obviously, with breastfeeding, all those things occur and infections are not uncommon. Call your doctor if you feel there is a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I am breastfeeding; my C-section incision is infected and has a yeast infection, could this be what is causing my baby to spit up and be extra gassy?

I am breastfeeding; my C-section incision is infected and has a yeast infection, could this be what is causing my baby to spit up and be extra gassy?

I'm so sorry. It's: Great that you're continuing to breastfeed. If the yeast is on your nipples &/or in baby's mouth, please talk to your pediatrician & OB for treatment for both of you. It can be hard to get rid of. Also, call the birth hospital's nursery for the name of a lactation consultant who can help you. Gas & spitting up may not be related, but it seems both of you are uncomfortable. You're a trooper! ...Read more

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I monitstat 1, 3, or 7 better to use for a yeast infection while I am currently breastfeeding?

I monitstat 1, 3, or 7 better to use for a yeast infection while I am currently breastfeeding?

Where's the yeast?: Miconazole is 'probably' OK. We just don't have any evidence that it does anything bad during breastfeeding. But the golden rule for pregnancy and lactation is to use the lowest effective dose and duration. Your GYN (if it's there) or pediatric (if it's up top) should be able to provide guidance. You don't want to undertreat because then you use more in the end. If it's up to lanolin works to ...Read more

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What can I use for yeast infection on breast and i'm breastfeeding?

What can I use for yeast infection on breast and i'm breastfeeding?

Yeast infection: You can use Nystatin cream safely but most important wash your breasts with soap and water before and after feeding in addition have your infant checked to make sure he isn't infected. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin & breastfeeding, is it possible for my daughter to get a yeast infection from the amoxicillin?

Probably not: Your daughter will only get a fraction of the antibiotic while breasfeeding and should not get a yeast infectiojn from it. You may though. Have some probiotics and yoghurt while on the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks postpartum and breastfeeding. I have a vaginal and breast yeast infection. How should i treat it?

Diflucan (fluconazole): Ask your ostetrician for medication that should treat both breast and vaginal yeast infections. It should only require 1 or2 tablets without any side effects to your infant. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more